Intelligence X.0 – AI 4 industry and humans

CODE_n is looking for groundbreaking business models and use cases based on pioneering technologies. This year’s CONTEST, “Intelligence X.0,” will spotlight the 50 most progressive startups and industry disruptors worldwide.

The 50 CODE_n CONTEST finalists receive the chance to introduce their companies to the attendees of the CODE_n new.New Festival, which will be held from October 8 to 10, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany’s stronghold of industry. This represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their innovative business concepts for a global audience. The winners of the CODE_n Awards will be announced at the event during a spectacular live ceremony, where they will receive prize money up to €30,000.

What’s in it for you – in a nutshell:

  • Grand total of €30,000 of prize money
  • Win the prestigious CODE_n Award
  • Receive free exhibition space at the extraordinary CODE_n event for three days
  • Present your unique business concept to new customers, partners, investors, and the press
  • Gain access to industry leaders and hidden champions and explore potential partnerships
  • Participate in matchmaking and get discovered
  • Join the CODE_n Community consisting of 252 CONTEST Alumni, high-profile corporations, and digital pioneers



Gamechangers wanted in the following fields:

Machine IntelligenceMachine Intelligence



In Machine Intelligence we focus not only on robotics, but also look at technologies such as machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, and natural-language processing.



Beyond RealityBeyond Reality



Beyond Reality is related to virtual, augmented, and mixed reality as well as digital twins.



Cryptographic TrustCryptographic Trust



Rounding out the field of digital trends, Cryptographic Trust is all about blockchain and its various areas of application, edge computing, and cybersecurity.



We are looking for startups that:

  • Were founded in or after 2013
  • Can show proof of concept
  • Have a digital business model driven by the abovementioned technologies

A jury of renowned experts will evaluate all submissions for:

  • Chosen technology
  • Business case
  • Degree of innovation
  • Quality of presentation
  • Product-to-market fit

Important dates

  • Start of application phase: March 6, 2018
  • Deadline for submissions: May 13, 2018
  • Announcement of the 50 finalists: June 2018
  • CODE_n new.New Festival: October 8-10, 2018

The winners will be announced at the climax of the new.New Festival 2018 [Link], the CODE_n AWARD show.

For more details on the application procedure and background information on the CODE_n CONTEST, please see the FAQs  [Link].

Applications will be open until May 13, 2018! We’re looking forward to receiving your submission!





Learn more about the CONTEST 2016, the partners and Alumni as well as the new.New Festival by visiting our YouTube channel.